SANDUSKY, Ohio (May 5, 2016) – Team Kalitta, in conjunction with Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park and the NHRA, is pleased to announce a partnership with Cedar Point for the NHRA Day at Cedar Point which will take place on Thursday, June 23rd, prior to the Summit Racing Equipment Nationals. Fans can meet some of Team Kalitta’s family of drivers with special guests and experience the theme park which boasts the world’s largest assortment of rides. Fans of the Cleveland-area park often dub it ‘The Roller Coaster Capital of the World.’
“It is perfect to not only spend time with the fans, but our families in the middle of the fast-pace NHRA summer schedule,” said Doug Kalitta, who won the series’ most recent race in Houston. “I am excited to experience all that Cedar Point has to offer prior to the Norwalk race weekend.”
Three of Kalitta Motorsports’ drivers, Alexis DeJoria, Doug Kalitta, and J.R. Todd, in addition to Top Fuel driver Richie Crampton, defending Pro Stock champion Erica Enders and Pro Stock Motorcycle riders Hector Arana and Hector Arana Jr. are scheduled to sign autographs from 10:30am to noon in front of the Top Thrill Dragster roller coaster. In addition, Kalitta’s Mac Tools and Todd’s SealMaster Top Fuel dragsters will be displayed as you enter the park.
“We know that race fans love coming to North Central Ohio to see the excitement of NHRA action at Summit Motorsports Park,” said Tony Clark, Cedar Point’s director of communications. “Bringing Team Kalitta’s drivers to Cedar Point will give them the chance to get up close with their favorites – but they can also experience the sensation of the race going from 0-120 mph on Top Thrill Dragster!”
“The idea of bringing roller coasters and race cars together for a fun-filled day at Cedar Point is an exciting opportunity for everyone involved, especially the fans!” said Bill Bader, president of Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park. “A special thank you to Kalitta Motorsports, the architect that made this all possible.”
Tickets can be purchased at Cedar Point’s ticket windows or online at https://www.cedarpoint.com/tickets/. For more information on NHRA Day at Cedar Point, please visit https://www.cedarpoint.com/events/things-to-do/events/NHRA-Day.
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About Kalitta Motorsports:
Based in Ypsilanti, Mich., Kalitta Motorsports is a Top Fuel and Funny Car drag racing team in the NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. The team was founded and is owned by drag racing icon Connie “the Bounty Hunter” Kalitta. For more than 50 years, Connie has been involved in the sport as a driver, tuner, and an owner. Kalitta Motorsports is one of the most successful teams in the history of auto racing with six world championships and over 100 national event titles in five different professional drag racing sanctioning bodies since it was established by Connie in 1959.
Team Kalitta is the home of the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Funny Car World Champions, Del Worsham. He drives the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car. Alexis DeJoria pilots the Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry Funny Car. J.R. Todd drives the SealMaster Top Fuel dragster while Connie’s nephew, Doug Kalitta, pilots the Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster. Connie serves as head tuner for all Team Kalitta entries. He is assisted by co-crew chiefs Jon Oberhofer and Nick Boninfante on the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car, Tommy DeLago and Glen Huszar on the Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry Funny Car, Rob Flynn on the SealMaster Top Fuel dragster and Jim Oberhofer on the Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster.
Associate sponsors on Kalitta Motorsports’ race cars include ARP, AutoDesk CAM, Champion, Cogistics, Darton Sleeves, DHL, Justice Brothers, Kalitta Air, Mac Tools, Optima Batteries, Phoenix Fuel Converter, Red Line Oil, SealMaster, Summit Racing Equipment, Technicoat Companies, Tequila Patrón, TMS Titanium, Toyota and Ziebart.
About Cedar Point:
Cedar Point is Cleveland’s hometown amusement park, with the largest collection of rides anywhere in the world. It’s also home to a beautiful mile-long beach, the Soak City Waterpark, five hotel properties, including the beachfront Hotel Breakers, spectacular live shows, family rides and attractions and so much more. In 2016, Cedar Point unleashes its 18th roller coaster, Valravn – the TALLEST, FASTEST and LONGEST dive coaster in the world. Valravn makes its debut on Valravn World Premiere Weekend, Saturday & Sunday, May 7th and 8th.
About Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park:
Summit Motorsports Park is located on more than 225 acres at 1300 State Route 18 in Norwalk, Ohio. Surrounded by theme parks and water parks, it welcomes more than 500,000 people each year for sportsman and professional drag racing, including the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. As a major motorsports venue, it has been named Track of the Year sixteen times by the NHRA, NMCA and IHRA, and its annual economic impact to the community has been determined to be more than $100 million.